: The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate ( ): Wilferd Madelung: Books. As promised, here are some thoughts on the book “The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate” by Wilferd Madelung. In a comprehensive and original study of the early history of Islam, Wilferd Madelung describes the conflict that developed after the death of the Prophet.

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The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate (Wilferd MADELUNG)

People accepted Islam for two reasons. The absence of all Khulafa E Rashidin from the final rites and burrial of the Prophet while everyone was present in the city, clearly shows and proves their real intentions. Prev 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. Just give me one good reason why he should be Biased towards Shia verson of history as you put it and not the other way around…??

Siri rated it liked it Mar 16, Wilferd Madelung does a very competent job writing the early history. As far Uthman rule is concerned that He appointed his close ones.

Abubakr was not the best suited to rule after Prophet and MAY have conspired to successikn banu hashim of their rightful place. However, he still relies on many Sunni accounts and judges Shi’is based on those. Hayatus Sahaba — Lives of the Companions.

So your claim is false. Saeid Edalatnejad rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Surely one can see that his face is more firmly rooted towards the Shia rather than that of the Sunni. So, once again, Madelung against the clear and obvious narration and uses his baseless interpretation to change the outlook of the reader regarding this historical event.

And Noah called upon his Lord, and said: My advice, read the book, see ‘them’ with your eyes and understand in your heart. Sheryar rated it really liked it Aug 03, I identify myself as a Muslim.

Jawad Hassan rated it really liked it Dec 11, Interestingly he points out how each of the 3 viewed themselves with the first calling himself “Khalifatur Rasool”, the second one calling himself “Ameer ul Momineen”, and the third reached succedsion peak of delusion by considering himself “Khalifatullah”.


Salaam Alaykum, I don’t understand this. However, Madelung rarely applies this to the base sources.

Analysis of Wilferd Madelung’s book “The Succession to Muhammad” | Giving Dawah to Shia

Page 9 – These are they unto whom God hath been bounteous, of the prophets of the posterity of Adam, and of those whom we carried in the ark with Noah; and of the posterity of Abraham, and of Israel, and of those whom we have directed and chosen.

Thereafter, he continued his education in his country. Madelun’s work is definitely more shi’i leaning, although as was pointed out earlier by panzerwaffe it does not establish the Im’ama as such. I actually liked the book, but it was definitely misunderstood by some shais.

“the Succession To Muhammad” By Wilferd Madelung – Shia/Sunni Dialogue –

madelug Instead of attempting to either weaken the ones with weak chains, he chooses to assert that both are liars that fabricated narrations that supported their own views. When the signs of the Merciful Salaam, thank you for your review, brother.

Books by Wilferd Madelung. Posted November 18, Salaam Brother; When I call for respect, particularly for the Sahaba, I call for the mind set to move to the present, and the future and spending time on building bridges. Rate this topic 1 2 3 4 5. He demonstrates how this conflict, madelunv marked the demise of the first four caliphs, resulted in the lasting schism between Sunnite and Shi’ite Islam.

Alos the book if closely read tries to refutes just as much the shia idea of imamate esp. He pursues the history of this confict The Journal of Religion.

Wilferd Madelung is a professor of Arabic at Oxford. The Writer is a devout Christian, not a muslim, neither a shia nor Sunni madelungg, why he should be partial to be favouring one sect and condemning the leadership of the other sect altogather. Howard who translated works like ‘Kitab al’Irshad of Shaikh al-Mufeednever himself wrote at least to my knowledge on the issue of Succession.


I have no comment to say.

The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate

On page 42 of Wilfred Madelungs’ book, there is this passage about ” Ali’s as advice to the Prophet SAAW to divorce A’isha after ‘the event of the necklace’ i remember reading exactly the same in Barnaby Rogersons’ book too. At such a nascent stage, the fragile alliance between tribes could have easily fractured at the death of its prophet, and action needed to be taken quickly.

Page 10 – God propoundeth as a similitude unto the unbelievers, the wife of Noah, and the wife of Lot: Ali was the most wise, the most pious, the most brave, the best fighter, the most knowledgeable, the best orator, the most honest, the most trustworthy, the one who worked hardest for Islam from day 1 and who accomplished the most in bringing victory for the Prophet through of course ALLAH swt and many other characteristics one can think of.

Allah speaks very negatively about him and the rest who converted at the brink of being overtaken see 5: And Your promise is true, and You are the Justest of Judges! Retrieved from ” https: Madelung puts forth a convincing argument that Ali should have been the rightful heir to Muhammad, following similar parallels in prophetic history.

It would have been 5 stars had it not been so much difficult to read due to thesis style writing. Rastin azimi rated it it was amazing Jun 24, What are his arguments? Refer to the wikipedia article for a brief bio about the man:. Edited November 21, by TheHealer. Mormons 1 2 3 By IslandsandmirrorsFriday at The available literature today reflects that.